Gentle Natural Deodorant
This aluminum and baking soda free deodorant actually works! The therapeutic grade essential oil blend of Tea Tree and Lavender or Orange and Cedarwood helps to kill odor causing bacteria along side the coconut oil. We used coconut oil that doesn't melt until 90 degrees, and blended in local beeswax and cocoa butter for a twist up deodorant stick that stays firm even in hot weather. We used arrowroot powder and kaolin clay to ensure a skin soothing blend that will help absorb moisture. The essential oil blends are mild and gender neutral- you won't be walking around smelling like a flower! A little goes a long way, so apply sparingly, really- a quick dab will do! If you over apply the coconut oil may leave oil marks on clothing. Do not use on broken or irritated skin. If you react to this deodorant please contact me and I can replace your deodorant with an unscented blend to see if you are reacting to the essential oils.
Contact me for refill deodorant sticks to reuse your current plastic tube!
If you have been using a commercial product with aluminum, give two weeks of adjustment time for your pores to detox. The job of aluminum in commercial deodorant is to block pores so you do not sweat. Unfortunately, sweating is a natural and healthy thing for our bodies to do to remove toxins from our bodies. As you stop using aluminum, your pores will push out "plugs" of aluminum and you will sweat- a lot! This will pass as your body adjusts to open pores but expect an increase in odor and sweat as this process begins, it will decrease in time. Washing daily with soap and water will help as well as gentle exfoliation with a wash cloth or mild sugar scrub. Apple cider vinegar on a cotton swap can also be used to sooth sensitive skin and kill odor causing bacteria.
Ingredients: White Clay, Arrowroot Powder, Coconut and Castor Oil Infused with Chamomile and Calendula Blossoms, Organic and fair trade Cocoa Butter and Shea Butter, Locally sourced Beeswax, Organic Lavender and Tea Tree Essential Oils. (choose between Tea Tree and Lavender or Orange and Cedarwood)